Millennium Search Delivers Top Performers Amid Technology Talent Crunch

The executive search firm for early-stage startups and cutting-edge technology companies continues to deliver much needed talent to VC-backed technology companies. Charlotte, NC- Millennium Search, the executive search firm for early-stage startups and cutting-edge technology companies, continues to deliver exceptional results for its expanding list of high-growth clients. With the number of startups launching and hiring due to increased seed funding in 2013 and 2014, early and established technology companies alike are finding it increasingly difficult to locate and capture talent. Millennium Search is continuing its 10 year track record of bringing industry leading talent to today’s hottest technology startups and companies. Founded in 2003, Millennium Search is an executive recruiting firm helping startups, tech companies, and their venture capital investors locate and secure top talent. The recruiting firm is heavily focused on early and mid-stage startups, working with many of the hottest companies and top tier VCs in the industry. The executive search team recruits talent for C-level, management and individual contributor positions across technical, sales, marketing and business functions. 2013 marked the firm’s 10th anniversary of operation. “There are a lot of companies out there right now with great ideas, solid funding and the potential to really take off, but they are finding it more and more difficult to secure the people they need,” says Amish Shah, CEO and Founder of Millennium Search. “Even their own talent networks are becoming scarce of available talent. They need hiring help from people who know the industry, have the experience, and can create results quickly. That’s why they come to us.” Clients in the first quarter of 2014 stem from... read more

As The War For Talent Continues, Millennium Search Delivers Big Wins for Tech Companies

The executive recruiting firm for emerging startups and technology companies saw a record year in 2013, with current demand signaling no pause for continued growth in 2014. Charlotte, NC- Millennium Search, the executive search firm for emerging startups and high growth technology companies, continues to see strong demand, with growth expected to continue in 2014. The firm is ending 2013 with record numbers, seeing over 100% growth in revenue year over year from 2012. Even as the last quarter of 2013 comes to a close, demand continues to surge for the recruiting firm’s services. Millennium Search is a boutique executive recruiting firm working with companies and their venture capital investors to locate and secure top talent across the technology landscape. The recruiting firm maintains a sharp focus on early stage and emerging technology startups, working with some of today’s hottest companies and top tier VCs in the industry. The executive search team works with these companies to fill C Level, management and individual contributor positions across technical, sales, marketing and business functions. 2013 marked the 10th  anniversary of the firm’s operation. “We really took our focus to an extreme in 2013,” says Amish Shah, CEO and Founder of Millennium Search. “We have worked with many of today’s top technology startups and companies over the past ten years, but we’ve started to hyper focus on the early stage and emerging companies and adjusted our model specifically to accommodate them.  We are stepping our game up to a whole new level, and our client base is taking note.” With year over year earnings up over 100%, Millennium Search has worked with many of... read more

Internet Startup Studio Stripes39 Retains Millennium Search

The Seattle Based startup has retained Millennium Search to aid in the search for talent to fill key roles at several of its new ventures. Stripes39, an internet based startup focused on creating and funding world class digital consumer experiences and supporting companies, is jump-starting its talent acquisition efforts to accommodate recent growth and expansion. With their core business yielding substantial success, the company is turning its focus towards several new ventures. In an effort to aid in the discovery and selection of talent and accelerate  their hiring efforts, Stripes39 has retained Millennium Search, an executive search firm specializing in the placement of top performers throughout the world of startups and technology companies. With a broad network of VC relationships, extensive talent pools and a veteran team, Millennium Search’s resources give Stripes39 an advantage in the hiring of their core contributors. Stripes39,  is part of a new breed of ‘startup studios’, such as Betaworks and Science Inc, that build, acquire, and invest where they believe their core competencies afford them a unique advantage. For Stripes39, that core competency is ‘growth hacking’. With the explosion of the company’s Education Labs venture, Stripes39 is pushing for further expansion in 2014. Emerging ventures from the company include Concept.com, an exciting new digital consumer product & media  company built around Stripes39’s content marketing expertise, and Sway.com, a previously-launched project in women’s fashion that saw explosive viral growth. As part of its portfolio of services & tools companies, Stripes39 is excited to spin out Fixer.com, its internal business process offshoring center, into a standalone endeavor. Stripes39 retained Millennium Search to help expand Stripes39’s recruiting... read more

Amish Shah on CNBC Closing Bell discussing Twitter IPO

Millennium Search founder and CEO Amish Shah was recently interviewed on CNBC’s Closing Bell to discuss Twitter’s IPO. The thriving social media network went public on November 7th, offering 70 million shares, equating to roughly 13% of the company. Shah is bullish on the new IPO, commemorating the IPO by purchasing 1000 shares at just over $45 per share. With his second child due in January, Shah said on CNBC that this stock is for his coming child’s college education, and is expecting a payoff in the long term. Although many investors debate Twitter’s profit potential, Shah sees substantial upside. Twitter’s Q3 report showed $422 million in sales, two-thirds the way towards breaking even. Shah also indicates he is impressed by Twitter’s growing audience and its user demographic. Twitter appeals primarily to younger users, a market Shah sees as favorable. A substantial portion of this market is leaving places like Facebook in favor of more appealing social platforms like Twitter. In the interview, Shah pointed out how the public uses Twitter, noting the number of followers many celebrities; businesses and government entities engage and manage. Citing Lady Gaga and her followers exceeding seven digits as an example, Shah pointed out that Twitter has become the new EF Hutton; “When someone important tweets, everybody listens.” Tweets from such sources force magazines, radio stations, and networks to pay attention. When an executive at Apple tweets, the stock moves, demonstrating the current reach and impact of Twitter. The platform’s power in affecting change in governments has also been seen in recent years. Specifically, this was seen when tweets helped organize protestors in the Arab... read more

Millennium Search CEO Featured on Fox Business

Amish Shah, CEO and founder of Millennium Search and managing partner at Sierra Maya Ventures, was recently heard voicing his opinion on Fox Business about the problem of too many tech startups rushing headlong into IPOs. On Money with Melissa Francis, Shah, along with Capitalist Pig Hedge Fund Manager Jonathan Hoenig, voiced their thoughts on the announcement that Zulily, a somewhat profitable flash deal site, has announced its plans to go public. This, following a similar announcement from Twitter earlier this year, has caused many investment professionals to wonder whether or not tech companies are being too quick to rush for IPOs. As a tech startup investor, Shah has an interesting perspective on the issue at hand. While Hoenig stated he felt that this was a good thing and a natural outgrowth of capitalism, Shah disagreed. When host Melissa Francis asked whether this was a repeat of the tech startup bubble in 1999, Shah indicated that he thought it was. “It’s definitely a repeat of 1999. If you look recently, we’ve heard of candy crush going public. Are you kidding me? A game like that going public out there? Yes, I am for capitalism as an investor, but there’s lots of risk in what Zulily is doing. I think there are better players out there that are going to be going public, like Square.” Zulily and Twitter are considered high risk investments because they are posting little to no profits. Zulily had a profit of just over $2 million in the first half of the year. While these aren’t horrible numbers, they aren’t highly successful numbers either. Twitter is... read more

10 Years of Recruiting Evolution – What Will the Next 10 Bring?

This September marks the 10th anniversary for Millennium Search. It was 2003, a year when Google was still private, and Facebook and Twitter were nowhere in sight. We were founded the same year as LinkedIn, when no one knew who they were. Now, they have become a true game changer for the recruiting industry, with every professional, company and recruiter maintaining a presence . Ten years ago, it was a world without iPhones, mobile apps and social networking sites. Back then, CRM/ERP, Security, Enterprise Applications, Data Warehousing/BI and Storage/Cloud Computing were all hot technologies. Today’s in-demand sectors are Mobile Apps, Gaming, SaaS, Consumer Internet, Social Networking, Big Data/Analytics and Cybersecurity. Over the past 10 years, we’ve enjoyed watching our clients go public, witnessed many M&A’s providing successful exits, and have helped thousands of people become millionaires along the way. At Millennium Search, the mission is to remain boutique and provide a high caliber of service to our clients that is responsive, fast and efficient. In managing client searches, we will continue to use the latest recruiting techniques, combined with a base of old school values that build long-term relationships. On behalf of our candidate network, we will work even harder to vet out our clients to ensure they have a strong management team, sufficient cash flow, and the product and vision necessary to create successful companies with career opportunities, not just jobs. We’ve built a firm with the scope and expertise to fulfill the full range of talent needs specifically for today’s technology companies. We now offer results oriented solutions, whether retained or contingency, to fill executive positions as... read more

Millennium Search Expands its Marketing Team

Rebecca Rudder joins the premier executive search firm for technology companies Millennium Search, the premier executive search firm for technology companies and startups, has added a new member to the team. Rebecca Rudder of Charlotte, NC has joined the team as a Content Management Specialist. Rudder joins the team with a background in Public Relations and Social Media. She will be working closely with Amish Shah, CEO and Founder of Millennium Search, and Dan Rogers, Digital Marketing Strategist, to expand content and engagement with social media. “The people who make up Millennium Search are experienced and driven to not only meet their goals, but surpass them. I am eager to join a team that has so much passion and excitement behind everything they do,” says Rudder about joining the Millennium Search team. Millennium Search continues to expand the team as the firm continues to grow and increase its list of clients. Millennium Search is a firm that puts its clients needs first, while getting things done quick and efficiently. With the new addition, they will be able to put an added focus on the success of their clients. “We are excited to see what Rebecca brings to the team in terms of content and social media. As our success continues, so does the growth of the Millennium Search team. Our continued growth allows us to keep our primary focus on our clients and improve as we grow,” says Shah. About Millennium Search Millennium Search is the premier executive search firm for emerging and mid-stage startups in the technology sector. Their team is made up of seasoned recruiting professionals, all with extensive experience recruiting for high... read more

Log Management Platform Loggly Retains Millennium Search

Technology Focused Executive Search Firm Partners to Aid in Talent Acquisition   Loggly, the world’s most popular cloud-based log management service delivering application intelligence, is continuing to grow its team. The company has retained Millennium Search, an executive search firm for technology companies and startups, to aid in their talent acquisition efforts. Based in San Francisco, Loggly is a startup providing a log management and data analysis SaaS platform. Loggly allows application developers and operations engineers to manage logs across multiple servers through a single cloud-based interface, without additional hardware or software to download. The platform allows for smooth application debugging, monitoring, troubleshooting and data analysis. Loggly is backed by Matrix Partners, True Ventures and Trinity Ventures. “Delivering the world’s most popular cloud-based log management service requires A-team talent across the board, from engineering to user experience.  At Loggly, our focus is on log management and value to our customers,” stated Jim Nisbet, CTO and VP of Engineering, “So we partnered with Millennium Search to leverage their focus and efficiency on sourcing key talent acquisitions to ensure we can continue to our growth and improve our offerings rapidly.” Loggly hired Millennium Search to aid in the search for a UX/UI developer role. Mark Cergol, Senior Executive Recruiter at Millennium Search, headed the search for the Loggly Account. “Loggly has a great management team with a proven track record, a product that’s a leader in their space and strong VC backing,” says Amish Shah, CEO and founder of Millennium Search. “They match the three criteria that we look for in our early-mid stage clients, and are demonstrating success as a... read more
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